A gloomy January morning walk today had me thinking about how very different our world could have been without insects.
When we think of nature and conservation we tend to think of the larger animals and birds, but insects really are the invisible unsung heroes of our world.
Around 135 million years ago, dinosaurs walked the earth. When we think of dinosaurs roaming the earth, we tend to think of huge beasts tearing up the vegetation, colossal battles between gigantic armour plated warriors, and herds of smaller beasts being chased and preyed upon by larger dinosaurs, whilst the gigantic forerunners of today’s birds dominate the skies.
We rarely, if at all, give much thought to the plants and insects which would have inhabited this world.